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Nov 27, 2019
Igniting Innovation

BCBusiness + Innovate BC Innovate BC, the crown agency supporting the province’s thriving innovation sector, has awarded two B.C.-based research projects with a total of $448,000 through its Ignite Program. Ignite awards up to $300,000 to research projects that address an industry problem in the natural resource or applied sciences. Most compelling...

Nov 27, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Baby, your computer can drive my car
Matt O'Grady

This fall, we’re promised, ride-hailing will arrive in B.C. after many years of obstruction and obfuscation. In fact, you may even be reading this column right now from your mobile phone, seated in the back of a Lyft or Uber...

Nov 26, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: November 17 to 23
By the Editors

It’s not unusual for sales activity and prices to drop as we draw closer to the holiday season. This makes it a perfect time for buyers who are eager to find a deal. The most expensive home to sell last...

Nov 26, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 18 to 24
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Nov 25, 2019
On Trend: Meal delivery services are bringing the heat
Felicity Stone

With online ordering and delivery of anything on the menu at eateries from coffee shops to pubs, a 2018 report from Swiss financial services giant UBS predicts that preparing food at home may be obsolete by 2030. A survey of 1,500 Canadians in May by Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab...

Nov 22, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Calling out the cabinet and transit gets real
Nathan Caddell

There are few things we enjoy more in this world than an ironclad, bulletproof excuse. So the imminent transit shutdown facing commuters (all transit services will halt on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Vancouver, pending a resolution to the strike) presents...

Nov 22, 2019
Opinion: Are you ready to sell your business?
Ben Baker

In his monthly column for BCBusiness, Richmond-based employee engagement and internal brand communications expert Ben Baker shares his insights into how to communicate value effectively, so people want to listen and engage. In the end, it’s about creating influence through trust. I was recently invited to spend an evening and a...

Nov 22, 2019
Inventory: B.C. First Nations creations from clothing to decor
Felicity Stone

ROOM SERVICE Each of the 18 boutique hotel suites in Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge and Residence is unique, but all were conceived by Indigenous artists in collaboration with local interior designers. A fair trade gallery at street level showcases Indigenous artistic and cultural work. The proceeds from the hotel and gallery go to...

Nov 22, 2019
Go Figure: We carve out some numbers on B.C.'s alpine economy
Melissa Edwards

B.C. has 13 ski resorts20 local ski hills50+ Nordic skiing areas Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski resort by both visitation: 2.4-2.6 million skiers and snowboarders annuallyand area: 8,171 acres of skiable terrain $299.2 million Annual economic impact of snowmobiling in B.C.18,000 km of snowmobiling trails$257 Average daily spending per snowmobiler Membership of Mountain Equipment Co-op when founded in...

Nov 21, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for a Built Green White House in North Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 698 Westhyde Place, North Vancouver Price: $4,288,000 Listing: R2399325 The skinny: Six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 5,446-square-foot neoclassical palace on a 9,690-square-foot lot in North Vancouver The bling: This six-bedroom palace has been certified by Built Green Canada. But it isn't green. It's white. Really, really...

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